Cabot, the developer and operator of master-planned golf resort communities, announced that resort and real estate industry veteran Gadi Kaufmann has joined the executive team as Senior Advisor.
Kaufmann will work closely with Cabot CEO and Co-founder Ben Cowan-Dewar to support the brand’s flourishing real estate portfolio and revenue growth plans. Kaufmann specializes in economic consulting for real estate projects and investment portfolios; corporate strategy planning and management consulting; transactional and negotiation services; and financing and capital formation strategies.
“Gadi is a seasoned executive with an impressive track record of advising the developers for successful, high-profile real estate projects around the world,” said Ben Cowan-Dewar, CEO and Co-founder of Cabot. “His 42 years of experience working with some of the industry’s most prominent real estate companies will be a great asset as we continue to expand the Cabot portfolio globally.”
The brand includes the award-winning Cabot Cape Breton resort in Nova Scotia, widely known as one of the best golf resorts in the world. Cabot Saint Lucia, currently in development on the northern tip of Saint Lucia, will include magnificent real estate ranging up to $10 million, Coore & Crenshaw’s first Caribbean golf course and a luxury boutique hotel. The third resort from the brand, Cabot Revelstoke, is in development in British Columbia.
Kaufmann’s distinguished career encompasses projects for privately held and publicly traded companies, institutional investors, and public sector and government entities. Kaufmann is currently the Chairman of Robert Charles Lesser & Co (RCLCO), a foundation formed in 2006 as a means to positively influence the availability and development of affordable housing. He previously served as Managing Director and CEO for 20 years.
Kaufmann is an active board and committee member of several industry and academic organizations, including the Urban Land Institute and the UCLA Center for Real Estate. He holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from UCLA.